For the Spring 2014 issue of Printed Pages we’re ringing in some changes, the first of which is our brand spanking new spine (just LOOK at it). Which is a direct result of the second big change; that we’ve upped the page count from 76 to 128. Kind of a big deal. We’ve also made our first foray into photographic front covers, inviting Maurizio Di Iorio to create a beautiful still life image that for him, is the epitome of spring. We’ve also used heavier paper stocks throughout, and even thrown in a coated section for good measure.
There’s now three new regular features called Show and Tell, Archive and Essentials that are intended to offer up some lighter, snappier content at the start of the mag, and we’ve included a short story to change the pace again at the end. Our eight big features are still in tact though and you’ll find plenty of articles and interviews that still offer the depth and discovery to which we were committed in 2013.
Inside we speak to designer and illustrator Lotta Nieminen about her favourite design objects, visit the studio of fashion designer Aitor Throup, interview long-term Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood about the stories that inspire him and have a good old natter with the team from Modern Toss. There’s features on unorthodox sports photography, gallery invigilators and senior writer of HBO’s GIRLS Lesley Arfin waxes lyrical on the theme of Nice.
We also got Rookie’s Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson to discuss doing things differently with illustrator and long-term collaborator Minna Gilligan, spent a weekend with Richard Turley as he designed a special edition of ’SUP and pestered illustrator Jean Jullien about the ugliest thing he loves.
- Jack Latham uses photography to explore stories untold
- Designer Jay Vaz combines his love of music and analogue art in a colourful and textural portfolio
- Joey Yu and Wilson Oryema create a paperless zine for Earth Day
- Lukas Wassmann turns his lens on the well-groomed animals of the Swiss Alps
- Graphic designer Virgile Flores on custom typefaces and visualising statistics
- Sam Taylor's World Cup gifs portray “the agony and the ecstasy” of the game
- Craig Oldham dishes out brutally honest advice to new graphic designers
- Pentagram rebrands Battersea dogs and cats home to visualise "personality over sentiment"
- V&A announces shortlist for its Illustration Awards 2018
- ManvsMachine create its most ambitious campaign for Air Max Day yet
- Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual
- Ten examples of rare letterings, from 19th-century alphabets to preliminary drawings of Futura